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Troubleshoot I just got this microphone. I have a mac and it is picking it up on the USB port, but the universal drivers are not downloading automatically and I can't find them online. Also, when I try recording I only get sound from the left speaker regardless of what setting I have it on. I have it set up to input and output for sound. I have no idea what the problem is. This is frustrating. Can anyone help?

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  • anfe Dec 01, 2008

    A lot of frustration too managing to combine the mic and Mac. The combination was specially recommended by the shop where I purchased it. But I have the same problem as you desctribe, with sound only on the left side. The mono 1 gives some sound (but with terrible extra noise, so in practice useless), the stereo gives some recording sometimes.



    In the sound input window it says this device has no input controls, as opposed to e.g. the internal phone. A real disappointment so far!

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The mic is on the left side. That's how it's supposed to work. You should set your recording software to only record the left channel on one track and the right channel on another track.

The level controls are the knobs on the front.

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Where can I download the C01U Driver Software ?Could you please send the link to me ?


I found three posts to assist you.

1. http://samsontech.com/products
/productFAQs.cfm?prodID=1810&brandID=2

2. http://download.cnet.com/Samson-C01U/3000-18493_4-84344.html

3. http://www.samsontech.com/usb_mics/driver_update/

Aug 21, 2011 | Samson C01U Consumer Microphone

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I have a Behringer Mic C-1U and its not powering up!


How to Operate a Behringer C-1U

The Behringer C-1U is a USB condenser mic for recording individual instruments. A condenser microphone is a mic that uses vibrations produced by sound to change the distance of internal plates that produce signal. Condenser mics typically require an extra change, known as phantom power, to operate. Since the C-1U is USB powered, phantom power is not needed. The Behringer C-1U has a frequency response that favors sounds around the 10KHz range. This heightens the clarity of recorded signals due to the microphone's treble boost.

Things You'll Need:

* Computer with USB 2.0 port
* USB cable
* Recording software

Instructions

Turn on the computer. When the operating system loads, connect the microphone.

Install any necessary drivers for the C-1U. This will happen automatically when the device is connected.

Select the Behringer C-1U as an input source in any desired audio software. In Windows, click the "Volume" icon in the task bar to open the mixer. Select the C-1U as the primary input. On Macs, use the "Audio/MIDI Setup" in the "System Preferences" menu to select the C-1U as the primary input


Note: make sure you activate the phantom power on the mic. That's the only way to power up the microphone.

Have a nice day.

Feb 25, 2011 | Behringer C1U Microphone

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Hi i have a problem with samson c01, it doesnt work because i use a pc and a usb cable. no power , what can i do?


Some users have reported problems with this microphone not working properly with Windows Vista operating system but it is fine with XP and Windows 7. Some MAC & Linux users have also encountered installation problems.
All condenser microphones require a power source to make them work. In the case of USB mics they take their operating power from the computers USB port. If you have a lot of other USB devices connected then there may not be enough power available to run them all at the same time. Disconnect any devices that you do not need.
First step would be to make sure that you connect to a main USB port (not a separate hub). If you are using a desktop or tower computer use the USB ports on the rear of the computer, which are mounted directly on the motherboard. Front panel USB ports are normally on a hub and may therefore prove unreliable with some devices..
Next try to diagnose the problem by process of systematic elimination
  1. Test your sound-card - does it work okay with other sound sources such as a microphone plugged into the normal microphone input (red socket) on the sound-card or on your front panel.
  2. Do you have another USB sound source that you can plug in to make sure that your computer will accept sound from that route?
  3. Now check the microphone for faults. Is the LED on the microphone coming on to indicate it is getting power?
  4. If no the microphone itself, or the cable, may be faulty. Try plugging it in to a different computer, games console, stereo or audio device with a USB input to see if it will work there (note not all audio devices will have sufficient power on the USB socket so this test may not be conclusive)
  5. Is the computer operating system actually recognising the presence of the microphone in the first place?
  6. Does a little balloon pop up to say a device has been plugged in - and does it correctly identify what that device is by telling you it's name?
  7. If the system recognises the device but doesn't correctly identify then you may need to install a driver for the microphone.
  8. From the windows start menu go to CONTROL PANEL.
  9. Click on SYSTEM, then HARDWARE, followed by DEVICE MANAGER
  10. Scroll down to SOUND VIDEO & GAME CONTROLLERS. Does the microphone appear here? If yes does it have a little yellow asterisk next to it? If so it is a driver issue.
  11. Sometimes a USB driver issue can be resolved by uninstalling the USB controllers and reinstalling them. Scroll down the list of devices in DEVICE MANAGER until you get to UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CONTROLLERS. Systematically uninstall every device listed here. To do this RIGHT CLICK on each device and then click UNINSTALL. Then on the TOOL BAR click CHECK FOR SYSTEM CHANGES. this will reinstall all USB devices and controllers.
  12. If that does not solve the USB problem go to your computer manufacturers website and download the latest USB drivers for your machine.
  13. Assuming you have overcome the USB issue (or if this was not the problem anyway) you now need to check that the microphone is selected as your default audio device.
  14. To do this go back to CONTROL PANEL, followed by SOUND & AUDIO DEVICES
  15. Click on AUDIO and, under the SOUND RECORDING tab select your microphone from the drop down list.
  16. Then click the VOLUME button which will open a window called RECORDING CONTROL
  17. Make sure there is a tick (check mark) against microphone and that the slider is up at the top of the scale.
  18. If everything is okay up to this point the problem may well lie in the settings for the audio / recording program that you are using. Most programs have some sort of wizard for testing audio settings, which you will need to work through.

Jan 30, 2011 | Samson C01U Consumer Microphone

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I've got a new Blue Snowball mike that worked great out of the box, but now, a week later, it just gets a "device not recognized" message when I plug it in. I've tried rebooting, and...


I had the same problem with my PC and went to http://www.asio4all.com/ where I downloaded and installed the driver and it worked!! I found the site by reading this FAQ (see below) at Blue under Snowball.
(But I still have the same problem with my MAC).

"If you should experience any problems getting the program to recognize the mic, Adobe recommends the following: If the device does not allow you to record, then your microphone is not being detected as a valid input device in Premiere Elements. You can use an open source program called ASIO4ALL, which is a device driver that essentially wraps existing WDM devices, like USB microphones, as ASIO-compatible sound devices. Use the following steps to utilize this tool:
  1. Quit Premiere Elements.
  2. Visit the following web page and download the latest available version of ASIO4ALL: http://www.asio4all.com/
  3. Install the software, and restart the system if asked to do so by the installer.
  4. Make certain that your microphone is plugged in.
  5. Launch Premiere Elements. Go to the 'Edit->Preferences..>Audio Hardware' menu option. For the Default Device, choose the ASIO4ALL option. Click the ASIO Settings button, then select your microphone from the list of devices, click Exit, and then click OK on the Preferences dialog. Close and then restart Premiere Elements."

Dec 28, 2010 | Blue Microphones Snowball Professional...

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Hi, I'm using a logitech usb desktop microphone and it is not picking up any sound. What are some likely solutions to my problem? I'm running windows Vista 64-bit.


Did you check whether the plug is in the right port and it is not set to mute in the volume panel anywhere, and also the driver is installed and working properly, no exclaimation mark in USB devices?

Aug 18, 2010 | Logitech (980240-0403) Microphone

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The microphone is not detected


you cn check the connection b going into the properties of your sound card page and go to the section for input check if the mic shows up have you any drivers loaded for the mic... if you go to setting then control panel look for the sound and audio box there is block there for speech check you mic is selected.. you can try connecting via afront panel usb port as well or via you sound card inputs on the back panel

Jul 31, 2009 | Logitech USB Desktop Consumer Microphone

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I can't seem to get Audacity to see the G-Track USB microphone on my MAC. I set all the preferences - but did not download any drivers?


I'm not familiar with Macs but try going to http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/beta_mac and look at the system requirements for the version you need. The Help tab on the site contains lots of info too. Great program. I'm using the newest beta version om Windows and found that the manual is quite useful once you find it on their site.

Jul 07, 2009 | Samson G-TRACK USB RECORDING MICROPHONE...

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SAMSON CO1U recordings sound like they're underwater on my MAC


The behavior you describe suggests that the mic is not getting power. Since it is a condenser mic, it requires what is usually called "phantom power". This should be provided thru the USB port. Check to be sure that the USB port is supplying that power. Check with another port for example. If that fails, you may have a defective mic.

Keep us posted.
Dan

Feb 10, 2009 | Samson C01U - USB Studio Condenser...

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I have a MAC MINI AND MY USB MIC IS NOT WORKING ON IT.


This product uses native driver support on a Mac. No Logitech Mac Software is available or required.

It should work instantly check your sound settings the mic might be on mute or your useing wrong input on your program.

Jan 14, 2008 | Logitech USB Desktop Consumer Microphone

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